11 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

11 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

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11 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: New York City

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then stroll around Central Park.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City journey planner.

If you are flying in from Vietnam, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Central Park ©
Central Park

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nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, explore the galleries of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Louisburg Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Boston day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Boston when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Mount Auburn Cemetery
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): make a trip to Old Fort Niagara, then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Fort Niagara, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Old Fort Niagara ©
Old Fort Niagara

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nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In August, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than Niagara Falls - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church and then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Rocky Statue, then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia holiday maker .

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 14th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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